Football season is well underway, and there’s no denying that our favorite part about this time of year is all the delicious foods at tailgating parties. Here are some of our favorite healthy recipes to bring to your next football gathering, along with some fun tailgating trivia! Click the pictures to follow the links:

Hannah’s Guacamole

Honey Balsamic Goat Cheese Dip


Sweet & Spicy Seafood Salad


Fish Tacos with Chipotle Drizzle


Honey & Beer Glazed Chicken (throw it on a bun!)

Chipotle BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Apple Pear Slaw


Turkey Quinoa Meatballs 

Check out these roundups by Six Sisters’ Stuff and How Sweet It Is for more ideas!


Did you know that… 

-Most stadiums allow you to start tailgating 3-7 hours before kickoff.
-Chicago Bears fans used grilled Krispy Kreme doughnuts as buns for their bacon cheeseburgers.
-The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Heinz Field is named after the condiment brand.
-Buffalo Bills tailgaters are known for their Beef on Weck sandwiches, made of roast beef topped with salt and caraway seeds on a kummelweck rolls.
Beer-can chicken is made by stuffing an open can inside the bird.
-“Stadium mustard” is the local style of mustard used by Cleveland Browns fans.
-The official dimensions of a cornhole platform are 4 by 2 feet.
-Arizona Cardinals call their local take on Mexican food “Cardi-Mex.”
-Over 75% of tailgaters use charcoal grills.
-30% of tailgaters never actually go inside the stadium.

Source: Food Network Magazine, October 2012

What’s your favorite dish to bring to a tailgating party?


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